“The American” by Alexandros Papadiamantis with Thanasis Sarandos - Wishevoke

“The American” by Alexandros Papadiamantis with Thanasis Sarandos

The American by Alexandros Papadiamantis is a fascinating story of love and alienation. a special theatrical transfer for an actor and a musician. The show traveled to more than 50 cities in Greece and was attended by over 80,000 viewers. She returns for the last time and completes this long cycle.







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“Americanos” by Alexandros Papadiamantis, directed and performed by Thanasis Sarandos and composed by Lambros Pigounis, is based on the Skiathos author’s master short story of the same name.

Thanasis Sarandos, as narrator, interprets a persona of Papadiamantis, that of the narrator, who looks into the plot and transforms into all the characters he narrates, with the help of music and sounds by the composer Lambros Pigounis, played live by the musician Konstantinos Evagelidis.

The result is a continuous dialogue of the Skiathian author’s idiosyncratic language with contemporary live music: the universe of atmospheric sounds created by a particular use of the piano, where it is played as a sandour, is in harmony with the richness and the Power of the fascinating papadiamantic language.

Actors and viewers are invited to take part in the mysterious and enchanting world of Papadiamantis, full of poetry and lyricism.

The show “The American” has more than 500 performances. For the first time it was performed on stage in December 2009 in the small Alekton Theater in Metaxourgeio and is still successfully performed to this day. A very moving moment when he traveled to Skiathos in January 2011 in collaboration with the Municipality of Skiathos and the House Museum of Alexandros Papadiamantis on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death.







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“The American” by Alexandros Papadiamantis
14th year
From January 20th at the Apo Michanis Theater
For the last 12 performances
Pre sales: https://t.ly/XqQYr
Pre-sale offer (until January 18th): €10

Check out the trailer:








The American by Alexandros Papadiamantis with Thanasis Sarandos for the last 12 performances!








Plot

The “American” John Stothison is a Greek immigrant who returns to his island after 25 years, but no one recognizes him. He wanders alone on the dock, roaming the alleys of the small neighborhood and the ruins of his father’s house. The only thing that gives him hope is love: the hope that his beloved might still be there, waiting for him. Just like Odysseus, who upon his return found his lost Ithaca in the eyes of his faithful Penelope.

“The American” by Alexandros Papadiamantis could be any immigrant’s story. The same and unchanged applies to countless personal and family dramas that Greece experienced during this time, but also in all other times. Countless were the young people who, faced with unrelenting poverty, gave up everything and plunged into the unknown: Europe, America, Australia… The “American” of Papadiamantis is nothing other than an immigrant from all over the world.

Director’s note


The actor in “The American” interprets a persona of Papadiamantis as the narrator. He looks into the action and transforms into all the faces he narrates, using music and sounds created specifically for the show and performed live by a musician. The result is a continuous dialogue of the Skiatian author’s idiosyncratic language, coupled with contemporary live music: the universe of atmospheric sounds created by the special use of the piano played as Sandour is complemented by the richness and power of the exciting Papadiamantic language . Actors and viewers are invited to take part in the mysterious and enchanting world of Papadiamantis, full of poetry and lyricism.







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“The American”
By Alexandros Papadiamantis
Directed Performance Lighting: Thanasis Sarandos
Music composition: Lampros Pigounis
Musician on stage: Konstantinos Evagelidis
Stage editing video costume: Lina Mochiou
Photos: Marilena Stafylidou, Tasos Thomoglou
Assistant director: Theofanis Milleunis
Advertising and contact: Vasso Sotiriou
Production: Ethicon Akmaiotaton Theater Company
Piano sponsor: NIKOTIAN

Where: From Machini Theater, 13 Akadimou, Metaxourgeio, Tel: 210 523 2097
When: From January 20th and every Saturday at 9:00 p.m. and Sunday at 8:00 p.m. until February 25, 2024
Tickets: €15 (regular), €12 (reduced)

Pre sales: MORE.COM
Advance sale offer (until January 18th): €10 / Duration: 65 minutes.

The show’s FB page can be found here: https://t.ly/2fD29


You can find more reviews and information about the history of the show here HERE.

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